Results 1 – 12 of 32 Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands: early writings of Sir Arthur Grimble;. by Grimble, Arthur Francis Grimble, Rosemary. Sir Arthur Grimble: Oceanic literature: The role of the author: Return to the Islands (), Sir Arthur Grimble vividly relates how oral poems were composed in. Arthur Grimble (–). Writer. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Arthur Grimble.

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Jul 07, Colin Whittaker rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Read whilst at school, I still cherish it after nearly 50 years grmble hope one day to visit these magical islands. Christopher Morgan marked it as to-read May 22, This is the book where he found that interesting little snippet of information.

Bruce Munday marked it as to-read Jan 13, Reewi marked it as to-read Aug 08, Grimble collected stories from the last generation who could remember the full glory of the old pagan ways. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! All islands in the world are threatened by global warming, and Kiribati is doing what it can to fight the inevitable encroachment of rising water, but soon most Kiribatis may have to abandon their islands and move to the largest island, Tarawa, whose water supply cannot handle the influx of a much larger population.


The book of Banaba: Keith rated it really liked it Jul 20, Mrgowen rated it really liked it Dec 22, It is not in the UK. He was a very gentle father who did not like having to tell us off, but when he did we remembered.

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Transferred to other atolls, grimgle lost houses in storms, dealt with copra, and courts. Arthur Grimble worked as a British colonial officer in what were then known as the Gilbert Islands for about 20 years, the first six — of which are covered in this book.

This is anthropology with its hair down.

Much of this involvement was part of his necessary training to become an effective District Officer and he had to pass colonial office examinations in the language, law and customs of the colony, but he went further than the strict requirements of the job.

Arrthur then went to France and Germany for postgraduate studies. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

The Girl on the Train. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Please review your cart. Oct 20, Bob Newman rated it it was amazing. His work is only matched or close to H E Maude. Explained so much of the historical context of these magnificent people.


Grimble, Arthur [WorldCat Identities]

Grimble devoted much of his spare time in the Gilberts to collecting the myths, legends and oral griimble of the local people. Books by Arthur Grimble.

Tamsin rated it really liked it Feb 19, Sep 21, Marina Sonnenbarke rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Well written book about how life was supposed to be on the British Overseas Territories back in the days. Irima Taibo rated it it was amazing Nov 02, No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

A pattern of islands by Arthur Grimble Book editions published between and in 8 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide “The funny, charming and self-deprecating adventure story of artbur young man in the Pacific. Grimble, Arthur Overview.

The protagonist, Authur Grimble, tells us of a lost time in the South Pacific and leaves me at least, craving for a time machine and a posting with the UK colonial office. A Pattern of Islands by Arthur Grimble.